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Human factors and ergonomics to improve performance in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Della Torre V, Nacul FE, Rosseel P, et al. Human factors and ergonomics to improve performance in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. Epub 2021 May 20. doi: 10.5114/ait.2021.105760.

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June 2, 2021
Della Torre V, E. Nacul F, Rosseel P, et al. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. 2021;53(3):265-270.

Human factors (HF) is the interaction between workers, equipment, and the environment. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of HF in intensive care units across the globe. This paper expands on the core concepts of HF and proposes the additional key concepts of agility, serendipity, innovation, and learning. Adoption of these HF concepts by leadership and staff can improve patient safety in intensive care units in future pandemics and other crisis situations.

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Della Torre V, Nacul FE, Rosseel P, et al. Human factors and ergonomics to improve performance in intensive care units during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther. Epub 2021 May 20. doi: 10.5114/ait.2021.105760.